Home Orchard Society
Growing Good Fruit at Home
Grapes are man's oldest form of permanent agriculture
and really have only one requirement for the backyard
grower-full day long sun. (Of course a swampy condition or
severe frost pocket eliminates most fruit.)
With a postage stamp size back yard it is possible to
have a few varieties... More
If you've ever had currant buns, or any other baked product with "currants"
in them, you, like 99.9% of the public, thought the "currants" were the little
red fruits that grow on bushes. Nope.
The dried "currants" used in baking are actually a true raisin, a dried grape.
Though the Pacific Northwest produces high quality wines, few people make the connection that great wine also means great grapes. table grapes, that is. Thanks to breeders of American grapes, both in this country and Canada (hang on,that's correct) there are quality table grapes that grow... More
This is my "short list" of American varieties which do well in most parts of the Pacific Northwest. There are many others not covered here that are worth growing, so don't stop with these if you have room for more. In cooler parts of the NW, it's best to confine your selections to early ripening... More